Soap star Adele: I'm pregnant
Former Emmerdale star Adele Silva has revealed she turned down a return to the soap because she is pregnant after a string of miscarriages.
It is the first time the 34-year-old actress has spoken out about her heartbreak.
"Some of my friends will be shocked to learn about my previous pregnancies and miscarriages, as I kept them to myself," she told Hello! Magazine.
"But I want other women to know there's light at the end of the tunnel. Every day now I just think: 'Wow'."
Silva, who is 22 weeks' pregnant, said she did not return for her on-screen sister's final scenes in the soap because she wanted to concentrate on her first child with businessman fiancé Oliver Farber.